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Blizzard: WarCraft 4 Years Away

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Looks like Warcraft 4 won't be a possibility until StarCraft 2 and its "expansions" are completed.

Blizzard's J. Allen Brack recently chatted with AusGamers about the 5th birthday of World of Warcraft, and the overall Warcraft franchise spanning a whopping fifteen years. The interview talks about launching the crazy-popular MMORPG and the frantic pace Blizzard had to endure in expanding the then-available limited resources.

But somewhere towards the middle of the interview, AusGamers touches on the possibility of a Warcraft 4. Although the MMORPG is doing extremely well, the site theorizes that many "RTS junkies" won't be satisfied until a fourth installment is published and installed on the PC.

Could a fourth game be announced during the franchise's fifteenth anniversary? That's a big negative according to Brack. In fact, the team that worked on Warcraft 3 is currently working on StarCraft 2. With that said, his answer should be rather obvious.

"Warcraft 4 is certainly something that gets talked about on a pretty regular basis," he said. "While I think we're all excited about a Warcraft 4, in concept, they're going to finish up StarCraft 2, and then they're going to work on the two StarCraft expansions that we've announced, so they're booked for the next few years."

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    FlayerSlayer , November 24, 2009 2:09 AM
    Given how long it's taking for StarCraft 2 to come out, and given how Diablo III just got pushed back to 2011, and given how EVERYTHING Blizzard does takes twice as long as expected, they may announce WC4 in 2013 and actually release it for sale in 2017. No wait, Q1 2018. Oops, beta starts in Q3 2018. My bad, I meant first half of 2019. In time for the holidays in 2019?
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    commandersozo , November 24, 2009 2:04 AM
    I won't bother checking back for another decade.
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    fogartini , November 24, 2009 1:53 AM
    Dont hold your breath
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  • 14 Hide
    fogartini , November 24, 2009 1:53 AM
    Dont hold your breath
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    commandersozo , November 24, 2009 2:04 AM
    I won't bother checking back for another decade.
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    FlayerSlayer , November 24, 2009 2:09 AM
    Given how long it's taking for StarCraft 2 to come out, and given how Diablo III just got pushed back to 2011, and given how EVERYTHING Blizzard does takes twice as long as expected, they may announce WC4 in 2013 and actually release it for sale in 2017. No wait, Q1 2018. Oops, beta starts in Q3 2018. My bad, I meant first half of 2019. In time for the holidays in 2019?
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    codeman03xx , November 24, 2009 2:11 AM
    best bet would be to sell starcraft to some company that will actually make it a good enjoyable game, and not rip people off. Blizzard concentrate on War 4.
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    zachary k , November 24, 2009 2:21 AM
    December 22 2012, starcraft 2s release date. will they release it then? no, their hope is the world is destroyed so they wont have to say "its been like, 8 years and we got nothing". they have adopted a smiler plan for war4 and D3.
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    Onyx2291 , November 24, 2009 3:30 AM
    I find it hard to believe for there to be a Warcraft 4. Too many open ended things happened during WoW. A lot of evil things are going to be dead. Guess a whole new arc of evil will happen if it ever does get released.
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    doomtomb , November 24, 2009 3:32 AM
    Quote:
    Blizzard: WarCraft 4 Decades Away
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    Honis , November 24, 2009 3:53 AM
    Don't worry guys, it will have all the fun features you've come to love Blizzard games for! You know, the features they stripped out of Diablo and Starcraft!
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    Blessedman , November 24, 2009 4:56 AM
    Yes I would love to see an entirely new arc to the warcraft story line.
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    anamaniac , November 24, 2009 5:17 AM
    So... many... years... away...

    I'll have a kid and he'll be my age before it's released.
    WC3 is still a lot fo fun though (if you can ignore the insane amounts of DoTA played).
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    2shea , November 24, 2009 6:09 AM
    Onyx2291I find it hard to believe for there to be a Warcraft 4. Too many open ended things happened during WoW. A lot of evil things are going to be dead. Guess a whole new arc of evil will happen if it ever does get released.

    that's why wow is sort of another universe -.- it is based on that warcraft world but it is most certainly not a sequel of warcraft. Hopefully it will come faster than the usual 5+ years and delays. :( 
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    kartu , November 24, 2009 6:18 AM
    Are there really cool innovations that one could imagine in W4?

    For me, the most important part missing in old Starcraft is Automated MatchMaking. Other than that, S2 will be pretty much the same as S1, well, plus "terrain" thingy.
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    Gin Fushicho , November 24, 2009 6:37 AM
    Isn't "WoW" supposed to be like... Warcraft 4? Is there any story in it at all?
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    Ehsan w , November 24, 2009 7:04 AM
    ahh
    I'll be the king of warcaft 4....
    when i'm 40 years old....
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    theblackbird , November 24, 2009 7:36 AM
    If you look at the Warcraft storyline history, things only happen once in a thousand years (or something like that). Then WoW came, and in just 5 years of story time, a million major events happened. I wish them good luck trying to continue the story, since WoW kind of killed it.
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    Manos , November 24, 2009 9:41 AM
    Took them this long to tell us that Diablo 3 and starcraft will be released in 2011... Did you really expect anyting better? For now they have been focused on ruining WoW too much and thats why the delay.
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    Anonymous , November 24, 2009 11:11 AM
    can they at least start something new other than starcraft warcraft and diablo...
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    hixbot , November 24, 2009 11:11 AM
    Blizzard only want your cash, all of your cash. They'll bleed every product they have dry, release a tiny expansion, bleed it more.
    They'll only release full games when they've felt they can't suck any more of your money with their existing products.
    Expect anything new from Blizzard to be designed to take your money on a frequent and long term basis.
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    sunflier , November 24, 2009 11:12 AM
    dnrta. Didn't have too, title said enough.
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    izliecies , November 24, 2009 11:15 AM
    I'm not too happy too, but we've got some info atleast.
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